Part of the Empowering Professionals in Aging series
Presented by Home Instead, Inc.
Includes one complimentary Continuing Education (CE) credit*
Knowing the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease is important for early detection and diagnosis. Family members often are the first to notice the signs, but they may struggle with how to approach their loved one about scheduling a doctor’s appointment. Once they do broach the subject, they may be met with resistance or denial. When receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, the individual and their family may be at a loss for what to do next. As professionals, it is important to help older adults and their families to navigate this diagnosis and its aftermath by providing them with useful information and support. Join this webinar to learn more about the challenges of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, how to overcome them and helpful resources to share with those you serve.
- Review 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and the importance of getting a diagnosis;
- Discuss the challenges of early detection and planning;
- Learn communication strategies to overcome the challenges of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis; and
- Discover resources for professionals and families for diagnosis, care and support.
|Lakelyn Hogan, PhD, is a gerontologist and caregiver advocate at Home Instead. She educates professionals in aging, families and communities on the unique challenges that older adults face and the resources available to help them thrive. Hogan has worked in the private and public sectors of senior care services and has spoken at national and international conferences on caregiving and aging, plus serves as a resource to the media. She is a board member of the National Alliance for Caregiving, board chair for the Dreamweaver Foundation and vice chair of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Dementia Care Provider Roundtable.
*Pending Approval from NASW